Cape Town votes to name highway after Frederik de Klerk despite opposition

Frederik de Klerk, the last President of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government

A Cape Town highway was renamed after the last president of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government, FW de Klerk, on Wednesday despite fierce opposition.

The proposal was adopted during a chaotic city council meeting, with councillors from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress – virulently opposed to the motion – locked out of the venue, local media reported.

Cape Town is under the control of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA).

South Africa’s last white president, De Klerk ruled from 1989 until the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.

Read more: Cape Town votes to name highway after FW de Klerk despite opposition | World news | The Guardian.

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